Sunday, January 04, 2009

Christmas 08

Well I finally got one camera of pics downloaded of our Christmas. So this year we flipped it up a little, we decided to let the kids open a few gifts on Christmas Eve. Those being gifts from my oldest sister and then the gifts Caleb and Cameran picked out for each other. Then the hubby gave me a gift from the kids so I passed him his from them as well. So here are those pics first in a neat little slideshow, thanks to it Cameran can now say HOHOHO:

Now for the rest. I tell ya Caleb was so excited about Santa coming, we set out cookies and milk in his room and a cookie in Camerans room to make sure he left her a gift too. We also sprinkled the lawn with mashed up ritz crackers since we where out of pop-corn for the reindeer. Surprisingly it was gone in the morning.....thanks to the neighboorhood animals....LOL! Anywho I didnt think Caleb would ever fall asleep every time I would go in there he would pop up. I dont think Santa made it till around 2:30, man it gets harder every year!

But Santa brought Caleb what he asked for and that was buildings. He got a wood house to build and some blocks so he can make the tallest buildings he could imagine.
Caleb and his buildings!

And Cameran she got a Basketball goal and ball, her favorite sport. I think this is the last year he comes to their room, Cameran woke up during the middle of the night saying BBBall-for basketball....ugghhh!
Cami and her basketball goal

Then of course Caleb got up during the middle of the night and went to the bathroom and saw one of the gifts we had got him. Making me hate the layout of our house even more! Anyhow come Christmas morning we woke them up at 7am to get our long jammed pack day started. Neither one of them wanted to get up, imagine that!
Big yawns on our Christmas morning!

But once the looked at their Santa gifts it was off to the Living Room for the gifts from mama and daddy. You see we only allow them to pick their ONE thing they want the most to be from Santa the rest comes from us. There is a strategy behind that....It want be so dissapointing when they do find out the truth!

Anyhow the big item Caleb saw was his desk we got him! He said mommy I saw that last night but I didnt know it was mine that is soooo cool!

He was ready to pull his Christmas tree down in his room so he could put it in his room. He got lots of desk items and Cami lots of girly girly things that she just loved. So they had a great Christmas! At 1:00 we headed to Jasons grandmothers to do our gathering with all the cousins we had a wonderful dinner and visit their we do the name draw gift exchange between the little ones. Caleb got some neat art supplies and Cami another baby she takes everywhere, she adores the ones that talk and babble.
At 7:00 we moved our gathering over to my hubbys parents house. It consists of just his sisters and their families. The kids went wild like they do every year. The 2 main big things they got was...Cami got a new car that we can control by remote but she still feels big like she is doing it by herself. Then Caleb got the dog named Biscuit. That thing looks so real and follows commands, shaking hands, sitting, lie down, sit up and begging for a that thing is cool, the stuff they can come up with I tell ya...thats some amazing technology. The kids both have fell in love with it. I tell ya though I wish we would have had that thing last July when Caleb and Jason decided to bring home a real puppy he turned into to being a BIG ol bear hes huge and digs holes like you wouldnt believe.....

So anyone looking for a dog that you dont have to feed or clean up after Biscuit is the one for you....LOL! Heres some of my fav pics from that morning!

Caleb's room Christmas morning:

We put Cami in bed with him to wake him up.

Arent they sweet!

Stocking Time:

Cameran with her Pegasis Horse. She loves this thing but of course she thought she could ride on it. Here you see her fixing to sit on that thing and try to ride it...LOL, silly silly girl!

I'll have to post a picture of her soon. Its hilarious, she brought me her baby Dora's shoe and mind you this is a small doll. Well she wanted to wear Dora's shoe so she gave it to me and stuck her foot up on my lap I said baby girl it wont fit and she grabbed it stuck it on her big toe and was walking around with it on. Funny thing is that she was walking around with her big toe pointed up, she is a nut, but my girl LOVES shoes no matter what size!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas I know I did, my hubby spoiled me a little, I was shocked at how well he did this year!

I guess spoiled is the word this year for Christmas. Gosh I remember when I was lucky to get underwear for Christmas. Which that does bring up a funny story. Jason had mentioned needing some new undies so I thought hey a good stocking stuffer. Well when Jason opened them up out of his stocking Caleb busted out laughing and said Daddy you must of not been very good this year....Laughed my butt off! Love my kids they are so great.
Warm Wishes to everyone!


Jennybell said...

a kid at school TOLD my 9 yr old that your parents put the presents under the tree while you sleep and I CONFIRMED it. He still won't give it up! He still keeps saying Santa this, Santa that. The hard part is the older they get the more expensive the toys ($400 Lego sets!) but they think Santa's elves can just build them for free. My daughter has a pink unicorn that she can ride on and it sings and it's horn lights up. She has one of those little shopping carts Cami got too.
Your son reminds me soo much of my own! The things they're into, drawing, building and such. I think that's part of the reason my son liked Thomas so much, building and rebuilding "cities" with the tracks and buildings.
That Santa slide show is too cute!

Reagan Leigh said...

I just LOVE that first picture of them in their matching jammies! How cute are they?!?!? It sounds like you all had a great Christmas! Now you have to get Cami to stop saying hohoho, it's cute during Christmas, but may be taken the wrong way the rest of the year!!!!

Jamie said...

I LOVE it!
I remember maybe 5 years ago my hubby getting me an IRON....I was like...."uh" ohhh he learned his lesson FAST...LOL even got an earfull from his father...LOL
an ode to the holidays :)